First Term

TECHNICAL DRAFTING/CAD 2.00
TECHNICAL DETAILING 2.00
MATERIALS OF INDUSTRY 2.00
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES - MACHINING 2.00
GENERAL PHYSICS 1 4.00
COLLEGE ALGEBRA W/APPS 3.00
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA W/APPS 4.00

Second Term

2D AUTOCAD APPLICATIONS 2.00
APPLIED MECHANICS FOR TECHNICIANS 3.00
MACHINE DESIGN 1 2.00
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES - FABRICATION 2.00
STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Third Term

DESIGNING FOR MANUFACTURABILITY 4.00
GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING & TOLERANCING FUNDAMENTALS 1.00
MECHANISMS 4.00
MACHINE DESIGN 2 3.00
SOLIDWORKS 1 1.00
SOLIDWORKS 2 1.00
FLUID POWER SYSTEMS 1: FUNDAMENTALS 1.00

Fourth Term

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS & ANALYSIS FOR ENGINEERS 1.00
TOOLING & PRODUCTION 2.00
DESIGN PROBLEMS 3.00
AUTODESK INVENTOR 3D CAD SOFTWARE 2.00
TECHNICAL REPORTING 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

First Term

TECHNICAL DRAFTING/CAD (10606105)

2.00

Introduces basic knowledge and skill development of technical drawing with emphases on freehand sketching and introductory CAD drawing.

NTC Assessments Offered:

TECHNICAL DETAILING (10606128)

2.00

Expands basic knowledge and skill development of mechanical drawing. Emphasis is placed on fits and tolerances, geometric and positional dimensioning and tolerancing, assembly and detail drawings and parts lists.

NTC Assessments Offered:

MATERIALS OF INDUSTRY (10606132)

2.00

In this course, you will be involved in the in-depth examination of manufacturing materials related to the ultimate design decision involved in part and product design. You will learn the principles and theory of the methodology of material selection, the properties of materials, the structure of materials and specific materials and their function in product application.

MANUFACTURING PROCESSES - MACHINING (10606160)

2.00

Examines precision measurement tools and explores material removal processes, testing techniques and finishing methods as well as rapid prototyping and 3D printing. The learner will consider how these processes influence design decisions and influence part and product design.

NTC Assessments Offered:

GENERAL PHYSICS 1 (10806154)

4.00

Presents the applications and theory of basic physics principles. This course emphasizes problem-solving, laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include unit conversion and analysis, vectors, translational and rotational kinematics, translational and rotational dynamics, heat and temperature and harmonic motion and waves.

National Exams Accepted:
  • AP Physics 1 and 2
  • AP Physics with Electricity and Magnetism
  • AP Physics with Mechanics

COLLEGE ALGEBRA W/APPS (10804195)

3.00

This course covers those skills needed for success in Calculus and many application areas on a baccalaureate level. Topics include the real and complex number systems, polynomials, exponents, radicals, solving equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), matrices, graphing, conic sections, sequences and series, combinatories and the binomial theorem.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Algebra

INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA W/APPS (10804118)

4.00

This course offers algebra content with applications. Topics include properties of real numbers, order of operations, algebraic solution for linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomial and rational expressions, operations with rational exponents and radicals, algebra of inverse, logarithmic and exponential functions.

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Second Term

2D AUTOCAD APPLICATIONS (10606106)

2.00

Introduces intermediate to advanced AutoCAD functions and shortcuts and explores the 3D modeling functions in AutoCAD. Applies these skills to create auxiliary views, section views and complex assemblies. The learner will create a variety of working drawings using the mechanical drawing skills obtained in the prerequisite courses and the AutoCAD software to increase skills and efficiency.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Autodesk AutoCAD® Certified User

APPLIED MECHANICS FOR TECHNICIANS (10606111)

3.00

Develop a thorough understanding of the statics and mechanics principles that are of paramount importance for learners in the engineering and technical programs. Mechanics is the branch of physical science that deals with state of rest or motion under the action of forces. Mechanics is the foundation for most engineering sciences and an indispensable prerequisite to most engineering or technical courses. In this course, you will develop a thorough understanding of the statics and mechanics principles that are of paramount importance for students in the engineering and technical programs. You will then apply these mechanics principles in various assignments and projects.

MACHINE DESIGN 1 (10606115)

2.00

Emphasizes horsepower, torque and speed regarding machine design requirements. The learner will be capable of proper selection of commercially available power transmission chain and belt drives, coupling, clutches, brakes and gear reducers, as well as the selection of electric motors and small two and four cylinder gasoline engines.

MANUFACTURING PROCESSES - FABRICATION (10606162)

2.00

Examines manufacturing processes, raw materials and their properties before and after processing. The learner will take an in-depth look at the various materials and processes considered "hot-working" manufacturing processes - primarily casting, forging, stamping, powder metal and welding.

NTC Assessments Offered:

STRENGTH OF MATERIALS (10606163)

3.00

Examines how forces affect machine members and structural elements. The learner will calculate stress and strain, analyze connections and evaluate beams and columns. The learner will use these calculations to determine if a given design will perform or fail.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

Third Term

DESIGNING FOR MANUFACTURABILITY (10606107)

4.00

Utilize industry accepted methods for the design and development of customer focused products. Emphasis is placed on team building and the application of industry practices for the efficient and cost effective design, development and production of products. The learner will incorporate design considerations for specific manufacturing processes into product design. Current industry methods of product design and re-engineering will be used to complete product design projects.

GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING & TOLERANCING FUNDAMENTALS (10606108)

1.00

Explores the fundamentals of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (ASME Y14.5-2009). Dimensioning and tolerancing terms, definitions and concept basics are covered to provide you with the understanding required to begin applying GD & T to mechanical drawings and design, along with incorporating this foundation into part inspection.

NTC Assessments Offered:

MECHANISMS (10606114)

4.00

Analyzes existing mechanisms and their motion characteristics with application to the design of machines. Four bar linkages, slider cranks, cams, gears and other typical mechanisms are examined. The effects that displacement, velocity and acceleration have on mechanisms will be studied.

NTC Assessments Offered:

MACHINE DESIGN 2 (10606117)

3.00

Incorporates the concepts learned in Statics and applies them to 3-dimensional applications. The learner will master the basic concepts of fatigue strength, the use of stress concentration factors, de-rating factors and factors of safety in order to compare design loads to material properties of objects in their actual working environment. The learner will understand all aspects of shaft design and will be able to properly account for all considerations when designing these common machine components.

SOLIDWORKS 1 (10606133)

1.00

Introduces the learner to basic SolidWorks commands to produce 3-dimentsional parts, assemblies and engineering drawings. The learner will master beginner level commands and have a thorough understanding of the basic operation of the software.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • SolidWorks Certified Associate Exam CSWA

SOLIDWORKS 2 (10606134)

1.00

Introduces the learner to intermediate SolidWorks commands to produce 3- dimensional parts, assemblies and engineering drawings. The learner will utilize and practice their existing beginner level commands and skills while mastering intermediate level skills with an emphasis on mechanical engineering drafting and design. Upon completion the Learner will have an opportunity to take the SolidWorks Certified Associate Exam (CSWA) to obtain a highly recognized credential known worldwide.

FLUID POWER SYSTEMS 1: FUNDAMENTALS (10612120)

1.00

Introduces Fluid power systems used in industry. The advantages and disadvantages of fluid power compared to other power transmission systems are examined. The potential dangers are explored and the safety procedures related to fluid power are reviewed and implemented. The application of principles of fluid power transmission and the formulas used in fluid power system analysis and design are experienced in the lab. The fundamental principles, components, symbols and applications of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power applications are introduced. Basic power and control circuits are developed using computer aided design and simulation software and then connected and tested in the lab.

Fourth Term

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS & ANALYSIS FOR ENGINEERS (10606109)

1.00

Explores use of computer software, especially spreadsheets, to perform engineering and design calculations learned in the prerequisite courses. The learner will use software applications currently being used in the engineering field and explore the interaction between various calculation and spreadsheet software and CAD applications.

TOOLING & PRODUCTION (10606116)

2.00

Develops an in-depth understanding of production systems control and planning. The learner will acquire the skills necessary for the design and creation of engineering drawings of production tools and workholder devices such as jigs and fixtures.

DESIGN PROBLEMS (10606125)

3.00

Applies application of materials and information learned in all other MDET classes to demonstrate learners ability to solve a design problem. Learner will work with a team of fellow classmates to determine a design problem, research solutions, design the product, machine or equipment required to solve the problem, establish product design budget/costing and develop a 3D animated proof-of-concept model. Learner will develop a design portfolio of documents detailing the design solution and present the team project to classmates and potential employers.

AUTODESK INVENTOR 3D CAD SOFTWARE (10606130)

2.00

Introduces the 3-dimensional modeling software Inventor to create solid part models, sheet metal and assemblies. The learner will create parts and assemblies as well as related 2D working drawings, bills of materials and animations. Learners will practice their skills on a variety of projects with various levels of difficulty.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Autodesk Inventor Certified User

TECHNICAL REPORTING (10801197)

3.00

Prepare and present written, oral and visual communication products, including instructions, proposals, informal and formal reports. Produce clear, usable communication by incorporating information design principles, arranging content to satisfy diverse audience needs and presenting visuals for various contexts. Designed as an advanced course to develop collaborative communication practices, information literacy skills and ethically responsible professional communication strategies.

NTC Assessments Offered:

INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES (10809172)

3.00

Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relationships in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability and religion are explored.

INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (10809196)

3.00

Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multi-culturalism and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization and workplace issues.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Sociology

PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS (10809199)

3.00

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family and in society.

INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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